Energy bars with cranberries

265 - 30 минут 12 порции

Energy bars. Extremely tasty, with a pronounced honey-nutty flavor, toasted oats and sour cranberry bars, perfect snack and a great replacement for the purchase bars, which are not cheap! They can be made from almost any mix of nuts and dried fruits that you prefer and love, and most importantly - it's very simple and affordable!

Ingredients for Energy bars with cranberries

Step by step instruction of cooking Energy bars with cranberries

Шаг 1

On a baking sheet, covered with baking paper, place cereal, peanuts, walnuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, flax seeds and salt.
PS if you use puffed rice, then fry it is not necessary, and just add to the mixture.

Шаг 2

Mix well and put in heated to 180"With the oven for approximately 7-8 minutes to seeds and flakes are roasted. Be guided by your oven!
Place the finished mixture in a large bowl.

Шаг 3

In a saucepan place the honey, sugar, vanilla and butter.

Шаг 4

On medium heat, stirring constantly, cook the caramel, it will take about 5 minutes to the sugar is completely dissolved.

Шаг 5

Cranberries and raisins mix and add to the nut-oat mixture.

Шаг 6

Add to this the mixture is ready the caramel and mix well with a spatula.

Шаг 7

Capacity with sides and size 32х22 lay a baking paper so that it covers and the side, and put the walnut-caramel mixture. Flatten.

Шаг 8

Cover top of baking paper and seal palm. Leave to harden for 2-3 hours.

Шаг 9

Frozen mass osvodit from the mold and baking paper and cut into 12 servings with a sharp knife.

Шаг 10

Each bar is packaging in plastic wrap.

Шаг 11

Now you can take it with you to work or school (children) or school (great kids!)

Шаг 12

All varieties of NUTS contain vitamins A, E and group B, as well as potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron. Nuts are rich in valuable proteins, which may well replace animal proteins, but to provide the body with the necessary amount of protein, it is necessary to eat nuts of different types during the day. Nuts supply the body with unsaturated fatty acids omega-3, omega-6, omega-9. As you know, in the composition of these fats there is no "harmful" cholesterol. They contain fiber, which is the most reliable "cleaner" for the intestine. Nuts are indispensable in the transition to a vegetarian diet, as well as diet. The fact that nut fruits reduce appetite, but the day you need to eat no more than a handful. The high caloric content of this product requires a limit in quantity, otherwise the desire to improve health can play a cruel joke with Your body, namely, gain excess weight or earn allergies.
The combination of walnuts with honey and dried fruits enhance their nutritional value and increase the therapeutic effect.
The usefulness of peanuts is that it helps to maintain optimal blood sugar levels. For this reason, in small volumes, groundnuts are useful for patients with different forms of diabetes. Another useful content of peanuts magnesium compounds that normalize blood pressure and metabolic processes in the body as a whole. But still because of its high caloric content allowed its use in small doses.
FLAX SEEDS are very useful for people suffering from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys and thyroid. The inclusion of flax seeds in the diet is a prevention of thrombosis, significantly reduces the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Regular consumption of Flaxseed increases immunity, improves intestinal peristalsis, has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system, restores blood flow in the tissues, stabilizes blood sugar, helps to reduce weight.
Pumpkin and SUNFLOWER SEEDS - contain a large amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids making this product an excellent tool for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. It is believed that the use of seeds saves from insomnia, stimulates the production of digestive juices, improves immunity, allows you to keep the skin young, strengthens bone tissue, and normalizes the intestines, liver and biliary tract.
OAT FLAKES, as well as all products from oats — a storehouse of nutrients. Along with the content of vitamins "B" and "P", they contain a large number of trace elements such as zinc, magnesium and iron.
However, the most important benefit of this product is that oat flakes are almost entirely composed of coarse dietary fibers, both in the form of cellulose and pectin.
The use of oat flakes has a beneficial effect on cardiac activity. This is due to the fact that the coarse fibers of oat flakes do not dissolve, but swell in the intestine. Thus, they bind bad cholesterol and excess fatty acids into one mass, which is subsequently excreted from the body.
In addition, the benefits of oat flakes for diabetics and overweight have been proven. All the same coarse dietary fibers, preventing the rapid absorption of carbohydrates in the intestine, thereby preventing the increase in blood sugar and reduce appetite.
In addition to excellent gastronomic advantages, the useful properties of dried cranberries are also important. For example, in folk medicine, this product is recommended for diseases of the liver, kidneys and pancreas. In a positive way, its use affects hypertension, Adisson's disease, fever, ascites, diathesis, metabolic disorders, as well as rheumatoid diseases.
Other useful properties of dried cranberries are also known. In particular, it is proved that this medicinal product has antipyretic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-hypertensive, anti-sclerotic and antiscorbutic action. In addition, the substances in the berries have a positive effect on water-salt metabolism, stimulate the activity of the pancreas and adversely affect the cholera Vibrio.
RAISINS - the champion of potassium content! Raisins should be included in your diet for people with cardiovascular diseases, suffering from vegetative-vascular dystonia.
Raisins strengthen the lungs, heart, nervous system and even suppress anger and calm nerves.,
So much has been written about the benefits of HONEY that I just want to add that in all its useful properties this product is beyond any competition!

PS Totally disagree with all added options to the recipe! Except first, fourth and ninth options, a bit similar in composition, but excellent on way preparations!